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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Committees

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), is an historic bipartisan piece of legislation that reauthorizes and amends the Workforce Investment Act.

Steering Committee:

Co-chaired by business and labor representatives the Steering Committee is helping to create a WIOA vision and goals. The committee is also helping facilitate integrated services development, assess criteria used at "one-stop" career centers, and oversee work plans, timelines and track the progress of all committees, among other duties.

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Accountability and Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL):

This subcommittee is working to align current systems to WIOA for all core programs, establish performance target-setting, develop processs to align the Eligible Training Provider List with WIOA, and develop performance criteria systems for youth and On the Job training, among other duties.

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This subcommittee is helping create career pathways that are integrated through an ideal one-stop system, and recommending guidelines for integrated service delivery and system performance goals, and strategies that lead to economic self-sufficiency, among other duties.

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This subcommittee is focused on data analysis, Workforce Development Council designations, recommendations on local area designations and planning regions, and local Council membership. The subcommittee is also identifying target sectors and recommending guidelines for local sector targeting, among other duties.

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Workforce Board Staff WIOA contacts:

Terri.Colbert@wtb.wa.gov
, (360) 709-4623

Eric.Wolf@wtb.wa.gov, (360) 709-4614

 

Committees, timelines, and WIOA overview

Committee Structures (pdf)

Committee Timelines (pdf)

One-page WIOA Summary (pdf)

Detailed WIOA Overview (pdf)


What is WIOA?

Passed in July 2014, it's the first federal reform of the workforce system in 15 years. WIOA replaces and modifies the Workforce Investment Act, which started in 1998.

The majority of WIOA provisions become effective July 1, 2015. The goal of WIOA is to improve the quality of the workforce, increase economic self-sufficiency, reduce welfare dependency, meet employer skill requirements, and enhance the nation's productivity and competitiveness.

Which core programs are included in WIOA?

1. Employment and Training Programs

  • Disadvantaged Youth Services
  • Economically Disadvantaged Adult Services
  • Dislocated Worker Programs

2. Basic Education for Adults under Title II

3. Wagner-Peyser Employment Services

4. Vocational Rehabilitation Services

 

 

 

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